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Snem Yildirim

Art jewelry as a mean of expression of the cultural texture and geography

Snem Yildirim has found a way of expressing herself through art jewelry. While she reflects on collective and social issues through her jewelry, by creating wearable art she also touches upon her most inner essence.

Snem’s works of art express the richness of the contrasts between the West and the East, the local and the global, the traditional and the modern, the organic and the geometric.


2013 Footwear and Accessories Design Program, IMA (Istanbul Moda Academy), Istanbul
2011- MArch in Architectural Design, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul
2010 Bachelor of Architecture, Gazi University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Ankara
2009 “Terre dei Fontanili 2009” International Workshop in Environmental Design, Politecnico di Milano, Milan
2007 “EWSAD 2007” European Winter School in Architectural Design, Gazi University, Ankara

Awards / Scholarships:

2018 1st Finalist Award, Enjoia’t Awards 2018
2018 Katalin Spengler Art Collector Award, Ékszerek Éjszakája Budapest 2018
2017 AJW Award, Athens Jewelry Week 2017
2017 Selected Artist for the Touring Exhibition, Artistar Jewels 2017
2013 Full Scholarhip, IMA (istanbul Moda Academy)
2013 Finalist in Leather Craft Category, Detay” Leather Products Design Contest
2011 Full Scholarhip, Istanbul Bilgi University, March in Architectural Design
2007 Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Award, Urban Dreams: Revaluating Ankara Ulucanlar Central Prison Project, Student Ideas Competition
2005 Special Jury Award, “UMOP” International Architecture Students Project Exhibition and Awards


2019 Six, Munich Jewelry Week, Munich, Germany
2019 Nuda Vita, Munich Jewelry Week, Munich, Germany
2019 Trece sin Tres, Zona Maco, Mexico City, Mexico
2019 The Strength of the Textile, Jewelry, Spain, Switzerland
2019 DEGLATION & ISUWA , Kameleon Istanbul, Istanbul
2018 Jewelry Links, ECNP Gallery, Istanbul
2018 SOFA Chicago – Pistachios Gallery , Chicago, US
2018 Enjoia’t Awards 2018 Exhibition, Disseny Hub Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
2018 Symbiosis, Ékszerek Éjszakája Budapest 2018, Budapest, Hungary
2018 KCDA (Korea Craft Designer Association) 2017 Digital Exhibition ,Korea, Taiwan, Canada, US
2018 Materiae, Creativity Oggetti, Turin
2018 Triple Parade 2018, Shanghai
2018 Jewelry Links, Alja and Firends Gallery, Vienna
2018 Art + Jewelry: Intersecting Spaces, Athens Jewelry Week, Benaki Museum, Athens
2018 Jewelry Links, Melting Point, Valencia
2018 Spring Exhibition, Schmucke Galerie – Werkstatt für Schmuck & Glas, Berlin
2018 Schmuck Verbindet, Labor im Chor – Galerie für Angewandte Kunst, Germany
2017 The Art of Giving, Stanley Street Gallery, Sydney
2017 Cycle (Snem Yildirim & Gulnur Ozdaglar Group Exhibition), Kameleon Istanbul, Istanbul
2017 Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial 2017, Beijing
2017 Sieraad Art Fair 2017, Amsterdam
2017 “Contrepoints”, ICKX Contemporary Jewelry, Brussels
2017 Pastels, Cbijoux, Monthey
2017 Joya Barcelona Art Jewelry Fair 2017, Barcelona
2017 The After Joya Effect IV, Popeye Loves Olive Art Space, Athens
2017 Artistar Jewels 2017 Touring Exhibition, Creativity Oggetti, Turin
2017 Art + Jewelry: Intersecting Spaces, Athens Jewelry Week, Benaki Museum, Athens
2017 Artistar Jewels 2017, Milan
2017 ICKX Contemporary Jewelry, Brussels
2017 Artistar Jewels 2017, Milan
2016 A Time of Gifts, Stanley Street Gallery, Sydney
2016 Istanbul Jewelry Show 2016, Istanbul
2016 Joya Barcelona Art Jewelry Fair, Barcelona
2016 “Buradan Nereye?” Collective Art Practices, SantralIstanbul Energy Museum, Istanbul
2015 Design Week, Gallery Foyart, Ankara
2015 States of Material III, Armaggan Art & Design Gallery, Istanbul
2013 Fill in the Blanks!, Maumau Art Residency, Istanbul
2012 “Urban Encounter(s): Istanbul and Mega events” Graduate Program Exhibition, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul
2011 “Paralaks” Yaygara Contemporary Art Initiative, Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul
2006 “Stop Violence Against Women” Sculpture Exhibition, Amnesty International, Ankara


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